Drew Peterson Pleads Not Guilty • Pretty People Get Paid More

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Drew Peterson's rash and callous statements about his dead wives may lead to a guilty conviction in the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Today, Peterson pled not guilty in court.) •


• The results are in: Tyler Barker, 15, is the father of baby girl Maisie. Tabloids named Alfie Patten as the young father (he was 12 at the time of conception) of Chantelle Stedman's child, but DNA tests have revealed that Barker is the real dad. • After a judge denied Rod Blagojevich's request to travel to Costa Rica to film the reality show "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!", his wife, Patti, said that she is going to participate in his place. • A couple from Ohio, Danica Wallace and Jeremy Welsh, were arrested after police spotted them having sex in a parked car with Wallace's two children buckled in the back seats. "We were horny and we wanted to fuck," Welsch explained. • CNN has a piece today<,/a> on women's roller derby and the ladies who have led the recent revival of the sport. In recognition of both its popularity and its pitfalls, sports doctors are working on studying the game to determine the best ways to prevent and treat injuries. • The stick-figures on bathroom signs have become something of a problematic symbol for the gender studies crowd, and Sociological Images examines the ways in which the simple signs send messages about gender and parenting. • Suze Orman is being sued for fraud over a long-term insurance plan that was sold to two California residents by a firm bearing her name. • A recent survey found that 7 out of 10 women are embarrassed to discuss vaginal dryness and pain with their doctors, which makes them reluctant to seek medical help or information. • The French gynecologist who treated Rachida Dati could face harsh punishment for writing about Dati's birth and quick recovery. Claude Debache will appear before a medical council this week. • Elyse Umemoto, winner of the Miss Washington 2007 title, has spoken out about the horrible "double life" she led as a pageant queen and a victim of domestic abuse. Her abusive boyfriend published photos of her in her underwear online, but Umemoto does not want that to be what she is remembered for. "I want my legacy to be about empowerment, not what those pictures convey," she said. • A new study has found that wage levels relate to intelligence and skill as well as perceived attractiveness. "We've found that, even accounting for intelligence, a person's feeling of self-worth is enhanced by how attractive they are and this, in turn, results in higher pay," said the author of the study. •

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Danica Wallace and Jeremy Welsh—you leave me speechless you fuckwads.

Per stick figures and gender: I have a bigger problem with men's rooms not having baby changing stations. This pretty much ensures that mommy has to change every dirty diaper that happens in public. Equal distribution of labor is difficult when this very easy accomodation is not provided.